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The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation announces new guidelines for the 2019 Grant Cycle

Today, Ben announced the opening of the 2019 grant cycle for the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation at The Giving Back Fund.

This marks the 13th season of grants for Ben’s foundation. The majority of the grants distributed will help police and fire department K-9 units to purchase dogs and dog safety vests, but other types of K-9 specific needs will be considered.

Ben’s foundation plans to distribute grants in the cities and surrounding communities of each regular season away game for the Steelers during the 2019 NFL season including Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Phoenix, New York City and Baltimore. We invite police and fire departments in these eight communities to submit proposals detailing their needs. In addition, the Foundation will make grants to several police and fire department K-9 units in the Pittsburgh area following Super Bowl LIV.

The mission of the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation is to support K-9 units of police and fire departments throughout the United States with a particular emphasis on support for service dogs in Pittsburgh, PA. In addition, Ben has hosted a number of events to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation, his high school alma mater and other organizations close to his heart. The foundation has distributed in excess of $2.1 million since 2007, $1.7 million of which has specifically benefited K-9 programs.

In commenting on why the mission of the foundation is so important to him, Roethlisberger said, “We’re very fortunate to be in the position that we are able to help these K-9 units. The work that is performed by the dogs and their handlers as well as the bond that is formed is incredible. We’re just thrilled to do our small part.”

Full grant guidelines and application cover page are available at https://www.givingback.org/ben-roethlisberger-foundation-application-2019/.

*Applications and supporting documents must be mailed and postmarked by August 15th.

For more information about the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation or The Giving Back Fund, please contact Jessica Duffaut at www.givingback.org.

By |May 21st, 2019|

Picture Perfect!

From the Autograph Show today at the Monroeville Convention Center:

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.@_BigBen7 Thank You so much for being amazing today at the Main Line Autograph show. This was such a great experience. I will never forget this day. #Steelers

*Thanks for sharing your photos, David! Glad you made the trip!

“Finalized this pastel Ben Roethlisberger tribute today! Ben was so nice and a true class act. So happy he loved it. He said that it was, “So awesome” like 20 times, and his eyes and face lit up! So happy to share my talents with him and thank him personally for just being Big Ben!” — Tempy Moore.

About this amazing artist:

“I taught myself how to draw from a very young age. I love adding details to pieces like this. This is probably my best piece to date. I learn something new every drawing still always learning. This is chalk pastel on Museum Ampersand Board. Took me approximately 600 hours on and off, mother of 2 teens & grade school art teacher.”

*Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us, Tempy! And fans, you can check out Tempy’s creations here.

Marko Bakovic just can’t believe he’s standing across from Big Ben who is actually signing his photo!!

“I just wanted to say thank you so much to Ben for this moment. I have been a HUGE fan since his rookie year. My dream has always been to meet him and the Main Line Autograph event helped that finally come true. I was so nervous to actually meet him all I could say is, “hey”, Lol. But I will have the pictures and autograph to last a lifetime. My fiance, Jordan and I are so thankful. These will be going in our Steelers room! Once again, thank you Ben for making a dream come true.” — Heather Hickman.

You can see larger versions of all these photos right here.

By |May 19th, 2019|


Thank you my friend for taking the time on your game day. We are all excited to see the show. It’s an honor to see the greatest country artist and entertainer of all time LIVE!! — Ben.

Humbled and honored. — Ben.

Photo: Steelers

By |May 18th, 2019|

It’s another Fan Friday

With our friend, Logan Lamour:

Logan also showed off the pair of Nike’s autographed & given to him by Ben:

But Ben also wanted to add a “thank you” message:

Logan and Justin, all the guys loved and appreciated the way you turned that field into “Heinz Field South”! So amazing. We loved being able to get good work in. Thank you both for the hard work that you put into it! — Ben.

And then there was this “other fan” who showed up in Pittsburgh today:

Garth Brooks: ‘I’m in love with Ben Roethlisberger’

“I’m in love with Ben Roethlisberger,” Brooks said in front of a backdrop advertising his Legacy tour, sporting a Pirates hat, a Life is Good sweatshirt, jeans and bright-tan Nike boots. “He’s my guy. Any time I get down, I look in the mirror and say, ‘I am Ben Roethlisberger.’

“Ben always told me the difference between this city and others is that they expect you to get up here,” Brooks said. “If you get knocked on your [ass], you’re in the game, which means you’re living. You’re getting to tour at 100 years old, you’re getting to come back after raising your babies, you thought your career was over and these people show up like this, you get up. You get out and you get in the game.

“I think that’s why I like Ben. I like the people here. They’re the people I want to be.”

Brooks and Roethlisberger apparently text regularly, and No. 7 is actually Brooks’ favorite number, too. “To see a Steelers player wearing No. 7, and it turned out to be Big Ben, it just makes me love him more.”

You can read more here.

By |May 17th, 2019|